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April is National Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men ages 15-35.
Every year, in the U.S., over 9,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer and around 400 die from the disease. That averages to every hour of every day some man hears, “You have testicular cancer.”
Testicular cancer is one of the most treatable cancers, especially if caught early. If caught at an early stage, before it has spread, the survival rate is almost 100% but if caught at a late stage the rate drops to less than 75%.
Approximately 1 in 250 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer. Thanks to early detection and advanced treatments, only approximately 1 in 5000 men will die from testicular cancer. Doctors recommend men perform regular monthly self-exams of their testicles. If they feel any unusual bumps or lumps, they should see a doctor as soon as possible.

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